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2.0 out of 5 stars
Live Show Very Good... DVD Rip Off..., 7 Nov 2011
I have just bought and watched this DVD tonight with my brother, as I went to see the show live in Manchester a few weeks ago and loved it, so wanted my brother to witness it too. After watching the DVD I felt extremely disappointed and ripped off. The reason being the most hilarious part of the show has been cut from the DVD, the segment where Peter brings out his walkman and plays songs then pauses to quote the misheard song lyrics. This was the part of the show right at the end, just before the encore, which had the whole audience in tears of laughter, including myself, it finished the show off brilliantly and to cut it out of the DVD, well it just killed it. Don't get me wrong the DVD is still a decent watch, and has a few good laughs, but nothing that will have you crying with laughter like his previous stand up DVD's. The part they cut was the main part I wanted my brother to see, it was the part I told him about after I went to see the show live, and for it to be cut out, well it just kills the DVD in my opinion. How can I describe it? Like taking the cheese out of a cheese sandwich. The main ingredient was missing.
Anyway after seeing the live show, I really enjoyed and the segment that was missing from the DVD was the part that made it for me, and had me in tears of laughter. After viewing the DVD I felt let down and disappointed, the feeling that the DVD is not complete, and felt totally gutted and ripped off, kind of robbed out of my money because so much was missing. Imagine Peter Kay 'Top of the tower' without the party segment at the end. Well that's what this is like.
Also there is absolutely no extras on the DVD at all. All you have in the main menu, is 'play', 'chapters' and 'subtitles'
I hate to say it but I find it ironic Peter jokes about money alot, saying things like 'Might aswell wear a balaclava and stiped jumper'. Well I feel Peter Kay is doing that with this DVD and is robbing everyone who buys it, and i'm sorry to say that.
Live Show scores 4/5
DVD scores 2/5 (best segment cut out, no extras, stale material, will have you giggling but not laughing out loud)